A brief biography of Sir Peter Blake, a sailor who won yacht races and was killed while campaigning for environmental protection. In picture book format.
A stunning biographical picture book for young readers about Sir Peter Blake, world-renowned New Zealand yachtsman, adventurer and environmentalist.
"Remember," he wrote, "this is the most beautiful world, and it's the only one we've got."
Sir Peter Blake's life was filled with amazing adventures. During his 30-year career on the ocean, he sailed around the globe, won the world's most famous races and broke records. Even his red socks became a national sensation. But no matter how many trophies Peter won, he always knew the survival of our planet was more important.
This illustrated picture book, by an acclaimed author and illustrator, tells the remarkable story of a true Kiwi hero. It is the fourth book in their bestselling series about famous New Zealanders.
David Hill (Author) David Hill is a prolific and highly regarded New Zealand writer, playwright, poet, columnist and critic. Best known for his highly popular and award-winning body of work for young people, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction, his novels have been published all around the world and translated into several languages. In 2004 David was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and in 2005 he was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, acknowledging his significant contribution to children's literature in New Zealand. He lives in New Plymouth.
Phoebe Morris (Illustrator) Freelance illustrator Phoebe Morris works from a small studio in Wellington. Hero of the Sea is her fourth collaboration with acclaimed author David Hill, and their award-winning picture book series of biographies of famous New Zealanders for Penguin Random House New Zealand has earned her unanimous praise. In a review for the New Zealand Listener about her first picture book, First to the Top, Ann Packer wrote 'Wellingtonian Phoebe Morris makes a stunning debut as an illustrator ... from the arresting cover, through cameos of his younger life, to haunting, other-worldly mountainscapes, Morris's style gives the old story a cool new edge.' Find out more about Phoebe's work at phoebemorriscreative.com